LIEUTENANT Governor Adam Wood praised the valuable contribution made by the Isle of Man Prison Service as he presented members of staff with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.
Mr Wood said the Prison and its personnel played an important role by helping to maintain community safety in the Island and to resettle offenders into the community on completion of their sentences.
A total of 96 officers at Jurby qualified to receive the Jubilee Medal, which is issued on behalf of the Queen to honour the dedication and service of public sector workers as she marks 60 years on the throne.
It recognises the efforts of people working in key front line services, including members of the Armed Forces, emergency services and prison personnel, with at least five years operational service.
The Lieutenant Governor presented medals to 40 members of staff at Jurby, while the remaining staff will receive their medals from Prison Governor Alison Gomme.
Mrs Gomme said: ‘We were delighted to welcome the Lieutenant Governor to the prison as the Queen’s representative in the Isle of Man. The Jubilee Medals are recognition of the role played by prison staff in public life and a lasting memento of the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations.’